Global Glamour Dominant in Thousand Guineas
In days when retirement does not necessarily spell the end of participation in the activity from which retirement was taken, trainer Gai Waterhouse seems to be ascending, rather than receding, from the ranks of Group 1 winning trainers.
Case in point: Global Glamour, a horse Waterhouse trained with partner Adrian Bott won the Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield just a week removed from having won the 1600 m Group 1 Flight Stakes at Randwick.
Kerrin McEvoy had little to do other than jump to the front and enjoy the ride, as Global Glamour seemed almost defiant in challenging the field to catch her.
It is not all that common for top-echelon thoroughbreds to run another major race so soon on the heels of another, but in the case of Global Glamour and, according to Waterhouse, other fillies as well, when they are in peak form it is risky to spell them for too long between races.
Global Glamour was second favourite to Foxplay, offered at $4.40, so she returned a nice dividend to punters who chose to back her over Foxplay at $4.20.
It was the first Thousand Guineas victory for Waterhouse in a career that has included 135 other Group 1 victories.